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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Saturday, Aug. 10

On Saturday, the Jonas Brothers will play Tampa’s Amalie Arena. [Courtesy of Peggy Sirota]
Published Aug. 9

The Jonas Brothers: The Grammy-nominated multiplatinum sibling trio, who got a sneak peek of Walt Disney World's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Thursday, hit the stage. Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw are special guests. $59 and up. 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500.

Cat Show: Judges from around the world critique more than 25 breeds of felines. You can meet other cat lovers and take photos with your favorite kitties, plus peruse various vendors. A cat food donation benefiting rescues gets you $1 off admission. $8, $3 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. 9 a.m. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 289-1989.

Pole for a Purpose: A showcase of pole dance and aerial arts that features U.S. performers and their alluring athleticism in the Jaeb Theater. $42.50 and up. 8 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (800) 955-1045.

Back to School Skate Party: In addition to games, food, school supply giveaways and prizes, expect a huge outdoor mobile skating rink. Free, $15 skate rental. 11 a.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

Citronnade: The summer-inspired art show showcases work by Macy Eats Paint, Melanie Posner, Nicholas Lucius and Emiliano Settecasi. Free. 6 p.m. The Orlo, 315 S Plant Ave., Tampa.

Smurfs Sing-Along: Join the Smurfs for a day of dancing, singing, games and face painting. The first 200 kids in line get a free Smurf-related surprise. Free. 11 a.m. Westfield Citrus Park, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa. (813) 926-4644.

Deadly Rival Roller Derby: The Shark Queens take on the Beach Babes in a rumbling roller derby match. DJs Deadly Rival and KillaHertz provide the tunes as you sip free beer and wine. $15 and up, $40 VIP. 5:30 p.m. The Slayground, 4033 35th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 743-5345.

Fish Kids: This seawall fishing tournament for children offers a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, vendors, Fourth Assault Amphibian Battalion vehicle display, hands-on displays, food, raffles and a splash pad. Free. 9 a.m. Madeira Beach Recreation Center and Baseball Field, 14181 83rd Place, Seminole. (727) 286-0977.

Chill by the Grill: Kids mourn the end of summer and prepare to go back to school at this picnic with free barbecue and physicals, a bounce house, haircuts and school supplies. Free. 11 a.m. James B. Sanderlin Family Service Center, 2335 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-9444.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America: The multimedia traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution highlights the role of sports and recreation in American culture. On weekends, look forward to talks and family events, ranging from a lecture on Arthur Ashe to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers experience. Runs through Sept. 21. Free. 11 a.m. Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. (813) 935-9402.

Caribbean Quarter: Roots, Rhythm, Culture: Check out Ybor City artist Maria Ortiz-Haynes' mosaics. Free. 5 p.m. Gilbert Chapel Gallery, 212 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 410-7502.

Cats vs. Dogs: A popup exhibition full of pet-related art. Free. 5 p.m. Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-7872.

Tim Muriello's Laugh Fest Comedy Show: The internet sensation and YouTube personality brings the funny with comedic talent from all over the region. Tickets include one free drink. $15. 7:30 p.m. Flying Boat Brewing Co., 1776 11th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 385-1351.

Nate Najar's Bossa Nova Guitars: The local guitarist presents Brazilian guitar music with special guest Phill Fest, as well as Alejandro Arenas on bass and Mark Feinman on drums. $22 and up. 8 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Sander Van Doorn: This Dutch DJ and electro house producer is known for remixing artists such as Tiesto, Sia and Lady Gaga. $15 and up. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

The Bad Habits Tour: Carmen Morales and Bryan Vokey, hosts of the No Sir I Don't Like It podcast, take the stage. $14 and up. 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Pablo Francisco: The MadTV veteran has racked up Comedy Central specials and appeared on Mind of Mencia. $15. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Taylor Williamson: This standup comic was the second place finalist on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing and has an Amazon special. $14 and up. 6 and 8 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

To Watch

Aquaman, 8 p.m., HBO: Jason Momoa makes a big splash as the title character. The 2018 feature film follows the DC Comics superhero as he strives to preserve the balance between the surface world and the ancient civilization of Atlantis.

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